U.S. Open tracker: Day 4 at Chambers Bay

By Golf Channel DigitalJune 21, 2015, 8:00 pm

The 115th U.S. Open is this week at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. GolfChannel.com is tracking the men's second major of the season through on-site reporting and social media. For additional U.S. Open coverage, click here for full-field scores. All-times for the U.S. Open tracker are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). If you want to check out all the action we tracked on Day 1, you can find that here; from Day 2, click here; and click here for Day 3.


10:32PM: The conclusion of the 115th U.S. Open:


10:26PM: #Spiething


10:22PM: In case you were wondering ... Spieth confirmed he did not have a fifth outfit had he needed to play an extra 18 on Monday.


10:17PM: Dustin Johnson misses his eagle attempt from 12 feet, 4 inches. Misses his 4-footer coming back. Jordan Spieth is your U.S. Open winner.


10:09PM: DJ knocks it close for eagle. If he makes it, he wins the U.S. Open. A two-putt birdie would mean an 18-hole Monday playoff with Jordan Spieth.


10:07PM: Birdie for Spieth. Jordan is in the clubhouse with the lead, but Dustin Johnson has a chance to eagle at 18 and win the U.S. Open.


10:02PM: DJ crushes his drive on 18 ... and will also be looking to make eagle at the closing hole. Here's looking at you, Spieth.


10:00PM: DJ's back. Playing in the final group, Dustin Johnson makes birdie at 17 to get to 4 under and in a tie for the lead.


9:58PM: "Awesome shot." -Jordan Spieth, after knocking his 3-wood on the par-5 18th (yes, it's playing as a par 5 on Sunday) to about 15 feet for eagle.


9:57PM: A look at Oosty's scoredcard. Remember this is the guy who shot 77 on Thursday. SEVENTY SEVEN on Thursday, and is in the clubhouse with the lead at the 115th U.S. Open.


9:52PM: Everyone, remain calm. Jordan's got this.


9:51PM: King Louis? Louis Oosthuizen birdied 18 to get to 4 under and is your clubhouse leader. Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth 3-putted the 17th for double bogey and is at 4 under.


9:44PM: Leaderboard update:


9:41PM: We can't wait!


9:38PM: #Manimal Jordan Spieth drains an unlikely birdie from up, over the ridge to get to 6 under. Meanwhile, Branden Grace makes double bogey and drops to 3 under.


9:33PM: Couldn't make it six. Louis Oosthuizen fails to birdie the 17th (would have been his sixth in a row) and remains at 3 under. #weaksauce


9:29PM: Advantage Spieth. Branden Grace knocks his tee shot at 16 out-of-bounds right and re-tees, hitting his third. Spieth with a decent lie just short of the green.


9:27PM: It makes it easier to add ...


9:25PM: Leaderboard update ... Spieth and Grace tied at 5 under with three to play. Also, that's a fifth consecutive birdie for Louis Oosthuizen to get him to 3 under.


9:22PM: Please, no. Just make it stop.


9:19PM: See? Chambers Bay isn't so hard.


9:16PM: What they said:


9:11PM: And then he birdies the 15th hole, too! Louis Oosthuizen made four birdies in a row and is now just three back.


9:08PM: ICYMI Louis Oosthuizen holed out for birdie on No. 14 to get to 1 under for the championship, four back.


9:05PM: Not their Day? Jason Day makes double bogey at 13 to fall back to even for the tournament and five back of Jordan Spieth and Branden Grace. Meanwhile, Dustin Johnson misses a 4-footer for par, drops to 3 under and trails by two.


8:57PM: And you made the right choice. (Not that you ever actually had one.)


8:52PM: Just so we're clear ... Billy Horschel's playing partner clears the air and confirms that he did not hit the ground on No. 6.


8:49PM: Good news! DJ misses a short birdie putt at 12 to remain 4 under. How is that good? Well, So did Jordan Spieth one hole in front to remain 5 under.


8:47PM: I can think of a few guys ... who hope he's not too legit.


8:37PM: Lead change: Jordan Spieth and Branden Grace both birdie 12 to get to 5 under, while Dustin Johnson makes bogey at 11 to fall back to 4 under.


8:28PM: DJ can't get up-and-down on No. 10. His lead is down to one stroke over Grace and Spieth.


8:18PM: Well, well, well ... Adam Scott birdies 18 for a bogey-free 64, and he's posted 3 under par.


8:04PM: Nine down, nine to go.


7:58PM: Grace stuffs it on No. 9 for birdie, but DJ also makes a birdie on No. 8 to move two clear of Spieth and Grace.


7:50PM: Spieth birdies the par-5 8th to move one stroke behind DJ.


7:44PM: Great final round by Rory, but it doesn't look like it will be enough.


7:30PM: Snedeker knows how to rally.


7:25PM: Sneeeeeeedeeeker closes out his front nine with four straight birdies, and he's only three back.


7:15PM: DJ just misses another chance for birdie on No. 5, and Day birdies to cut Johnson's lead to one stroke.


6:58PM: McIlroy now four back after a three-putt bogey on No. 15. Momentum has come to a screeching halt.


6:55PM: Day with one of the worst putts you'll see on a major championship Sunday. Hits his 58-foot putt on No. 4 just 16 feet and doesn't get it over the ridge. Ends up saving bogey, but DJ makes a birdie to take the solo lead.


6:41PM: Rory misses golden opportunity by burning edge with short birdie putt on 14. He'll remember that if he ends up losing by one.


6:36PM: Complain about Chambers Bay all you want, but this is the Sunday leaderboard it's given us. Could be worse.


6:26PM: And suddenly, McIlroy can't miss. Just two off the lead now after a dropping a 70-footer for birdie at No. 13. DJ and Day hear the roar and glance over at the leaderboard.


6:15PM: Rory, meanwhile, doing his best Johnny Miller impression. Things could get interesting if he posts a low number.


6:06PM: Spieth starts with bogey. Johnson and Day both with birdie putts inside 15 feet on No. 1. Advantage final pairing.


6:00PM: Buckle up. The final pairing of Dustin Johnson and fan-favorite Jason Day both rip it down the middle of the first fairway.


5:55PM: Just before the final group tees off, the president of the USGA tells Jason Day to come to him if he needs anything during his round. #Class


5:49PM: After nearly four hours of Sunday coverage, a couple of U.S. Open co-leaders have teed off. Jordan Spieth and Branden Grace playing the first hole.


5:42PM: In a shocking development, Caroline Wozniacki isn't rooting for Rory McIlroy today, despite the world No. 1's front-nine 32.


5:37PM: And ... just in case you thought Billy Ho had any positive thoughts on his week at Chambers Bay, spoiler alert, he doesn't.


5:34PM: Holmes hits a chip that lands about a foot short of perfect on the first hole, then stands with his hand on his hip as the ball rolls right back to him.


5:30PM: The first under-par group is on the course, with J.B. Holmes (-1) and Shane Lowry (-1) having teed off.


5:24PM: Rory McIlroy is quietly sneaking up the leaderboard. He's 3 under for the day, through eight holes, and 1 over for the tournament.


5:20PM: In case you're wondering, what time a Monday playoff would take place. Here's your answer:


5:17PM: After shooting 67, Billy Horschel talked to the TV folks and said, "I've lost a little respect for the USGA this week."


5:15PM: How will this U.S. Open be remembered? More so for the champion or the conditions?


5:08PM: Does Billy Horschel like the greens at Chambers Bay?


5PM: Keegan Bradley nearly aced the par-4 12th hole. Check it out:


4:55PM: Illinois' Brian Campbell is in the house at 5 over par, thanks to a final-round 68. He's currently the low amateur in the field.


4:48PM: Morgan Hoffmann tied the second lowest score of the week with a 4-under 66 on Sunday. He finished at 5 over.


4:42PM: We return to Chris Kirk, who had these parting shots:


4:30PM: Ben Martin was a cumulative 3 under for three rounds of the U.S. Open. Unfortunately, he shot 86 in Round 3 and finished at 13 over.


4:25PM: Speaking of Oakmont, Ernie Els won the U.S. Open there in 1994. He did this at Chambers Bay on Sunday:


4:18PM: After opening with a 69, Phil Mickelson shot 74-77-73 and finished at 13 over. Next year's U.S. Open, by the way, is at Oakmont. Mickelson missed the cut there when it last hosted an Open in 2007.


4:10PM: And now onto the action, where tempers are flaring early. Billy Horschel nearly tomahawked a green with his putter - and he's 5 under on the day. Chris Kirk made a 10 on the first hole en route to a 78, then had this to say:


4:07PM: And from 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose, whose father passed away in 2002:


4:05PM: It's also Father's Day. And many in the field are paying tribute to their dads:


4:00PM: It's Sunday at the U.S. Open and we're still two hours away from the final group teeing off at Chambers Bay. Here is a look at pin positions:


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Storms halt Barbasol before Lincicome tees off

By Associated PressJuly 20, 2018, 11:29 pm

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - Brittany Lincicome will have to wait until the weekend to resume her bid to make the cut in a PGA Tour event.

Overnight storms delayed the start of the second round Friday in the Barbasol Championship, and an afternoon thunderstorm suspended competition for good. The round will resume Saturday morning with much of the field still to play.

The second stoppage at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came 20 minutes before Lincicome's scheduled tee time.

Lincicome was near the bottom of the field after opening with a 6-over 78 on Thursday. The first LPGA player since Michelle Wie in 2008 to start a PGA Tour event, she needs a huge rebound to join Babe Zaharias (1945) as the only female players to make the cut.

Troy Merritt had the clubhouse lead at 15 under, following an opening 62 with a 67.

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Third-round tee times for the 147th Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:05 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eighteen major champions made the cut at The Open and will be playing the weekend at Carnoustie, including 60-year-old ageless wonder Bernhard Langer, and both major champs so far this year, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka.

Twenty-four-year-old Gavin Green will be first off solo Saturday at 4:15 a.m. ET. Reed and Rhys Enoch will follow along 10 minutes later.


Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

Full coverage of the 147th Open Championship


Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, both at even par for the tournament, six shots behind leaders Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner, are in consecutive groups. Mickelson is playing with Austin Cook at 8:05 a.m. and Woods is with South Africa’s Shaun Norris at 8:15 a.m.

Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, both three shots off the lead, are also in consecutive groups. Fowler is at 10 a.m. with Thorbjorn Olesen and Spieth is 10 minutes later with Kevin Chappell. Rory McIlroy, looking to win his first major since the 2014 PGA Championship, is at 10:40 a.m. with Xander Schauffele. McIlroy is two shots behind.

Johnson and Kisner are last off at 11 a.m.

4:15AM ET: Gavin Green

4:25AM ET: Rhys Enoch, Patrick Reed

4:35AM ET: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Justin Rose

4:45AM ET: Yusaku Miyazato, Tyrrell Hatton

4:55AM ET: Ross Fisher, Keegan Bradley

5:05AM ET: Ryan Fox, Jason Dufner

5:15AM ET: Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson

5:25AM ET: Tom Lewis, Sam Locke (a)

5:35AM ET: Paul Casey, Chris Wood

5:45AM ET: Bernhard Langer, Rafa Cabrera Bello

6:00AM ET: Paul Dunne, Brett Rumford

6:10AM ET: Masahiro Kawamura, Shubhankar Sharma

6:20AM ET: Cameron Smith, Brendan Steele

6:30AM ET: Marc Leishman, Lee Westwood

6:40AM ET: Byeong Hun An, Kevin Na

6:50AM ET: Julian Suri, Adam Hadwin

7:00AM ET: Gary Woodland, Si-Woo Kim

7:10AM ET: Yuta Ikeda, Satoshi Kodaira

7:20AM ET: Marcus Kinhult, Thomas Pieters

7:30AM ET: Beau Hossler, Haotong Li

7:45AM ET: Cameron Davis, Sean Crocker

7:55AM ET: Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink

8:05AM ET: Phil Mickeslon, Austin Cook

8:15AM ET: Tiger Woods, Shaun Norris

8:25AM ET: Lucas Herbert, Michael Kim

8:35AM ET: Jason Day, Francesco Molinari

8:45AM ET: Sung Kang, Webb Simpson

8:55AM ET: Patrick Cantlay, Eddie Pepperell

9:05AM ET: Matthew Southgate, Brooks Koepka

9:15AM ET: Kyle Stanley, Adam Scott

9:30AM ET: Charley Hoffman, Alex Noren

9:40AM ET: Ryan Moore, Brandon Stone

9:50AM ET: Luke List, Danny Willett

10:00AM ET: Thorbjorn Olesen, Rickie Fowler

10:10AM ET: Jordan Spieth, Kevin Chappell

10:20AM ET: Zander Lombard, Tony Finau

10:30AM ET: Matt Kuchar, Erik Van Rooyen

10:40AM ET: Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele

10:50AM ET: Pat Perez, Tommy Fleetwood

11:00AM ET: Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson

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Facial hair Fowler's new good-luck charm

By Rex HoggardJuly 20, 2018, 8:12 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Before, during and after the Fourth of July, Rickie Fowler missed a few appointments with his razor.

He arrived in the United Kingdom for last week’s Scottish Open still unshaved and he tied for sixth place. Fowler, like most golfers, can give in to superstition, so he's decided to keep the caveman look going for this week’s Open Championship.

“There could be some variations,” he smiled following his round on Friday at Carnoustie.


Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

Full coverage of the 147th Open Championship


At this rate, he may never shave again. Fowler followed an opening 70 with a 69 on Friday to move into a tie for 11th place, just three strokes off the lead.

Fowler also has some friendly competition in the beard department, with his roommate this week Justin Thomas also going for the rugged look.

“I think he kind of followed my lead in a way. I think he ended up at home, and he had a little bit of scruff going. It's just fun,” Fowler said. “We mess around with it. Obviously, not taking it too seriously. But like I said, ended up playing halfway decent last week, so I couldn't really shave it off going into this week.”

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Spieth (67) rebounds from tough Round 1 finish

By Ryan LavnerJuly 20, 2018, 7:55 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Guess whose putter is starting to heat up again at a major?

Even with a few wayward shots Friday at Carnoustie, Jordan Spieth made a significant climb up the leaderboard in the second round, firing a 4-under 67 to move just three shots off the lead.

Spieth showed his trademark grit in bouncing back from a rough finish Thursday, when he mis-clubbed on the 15th hole, leading to a double bogey, and ended up playing the last four holes in 4 over.

“I don’t know if I actually regrouped,” he said. “It more kind of fires me up a little.”


Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

Full coverage of the 147th Open Championship


Spieth missed more than half of his fairways in the second round, but he was able to play his approach shots from the proper side of the hole. Sure, he “stole a few,” particularly with unlikely birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 after errant drives, but he took advantage and put himself in position to defend his claret jug.

Spieth needed only 25 putts in the second round, and he credited a post-round adjustment Thursday for the improvement. The tweak allows his arms to do more of the work in his stroke, and he said he felt more confident on the greens.

“It’s come a long way in the last few months, no doubt,” he said.

More than anything, Spieth was relieved not to have to play “cut-line golf” on Friday, like he’s done each start since his spirited run at the Masters.

“I know that my swing isn’t exactly where I want it to be; it’s nowhere near where it was at Birkdale,” he said. “But the short game is on point, and the swing is working in the right direction to get the confidence back.”